April 16, 2014

Tage Die Wiese (Days like these)...

The Final Chapter
Home in Regensburg, Germany

On days like these, one can only wish that moments like these wouldn't pass by so fast. As surely as the sun sets, our time at Ambex is reaching dusk. Students here take one of their last free afternoons to go on a hike with Director Jerry Orr, "Coach" as we call him, and get treated to some ice cream.

On this beautiful afternoon students took the river boat down the Donau River on the way to the Walhalla Monument along the river banks. Over 1,780 miles long, this international waterway touches more than 10 countries and is the 2nd largest river in all of Europe.

Here on the steps of this grand monument "Coach" Jerry Orr lectures on the significance of this architecture. Here inside this "Parthenon-esque" structure, over 130 busts of distinguished Germans spanning over 2,000 years of history lies within the walls. These famous sons and daughters of Germany are honored here in this hall for the contributions made to the German people and the world as a whole. People such as Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Albert Einstein, and Sophie Scholl (leader of the White Rose Society who fought the tyranny of the Nazi Regime by the spreading of anti-Nazi propaganda.)

Where men, kegeling, and German fleisch meet, legendary times are guaranteed to follow. The men of AMBEX share their last Guys Night and last laughs together as the end of the year draws to a matter of days.

Countries where Spring '14 left their footprints this semester. 
"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." -J.R.R. Tolkien

The chapter of Ambex Spring '14 has come to a close as students spend their last free night together by the open flames of a river-front fire. Whilst this chapter may have come to a close for these students, one can only be excited for the book of their lives that they have yet to finish reading. Where one chapter ends, the next must be written. There is no telling where these students will be in the coming years, but in following their Father, we have confidence and faith that their life journey is in good hands. Jeremiah 29:11.

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